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Quotations About / On: DYING

  • 41.
    "In your company a man could die," I said, "a man could die and you wouldn't even notice, there's no trace of friendship, a man could die in your company."
    (Max Frisch (1911-1991), Swiss author, critic. Originally published as Homo faberEin Bericht, Suhrkamp (1957). Homo Faber: A Report, p. 66, trans. by Michael Bullock (1977), Abelard-Schuman (1959). Walter Faber's drunken critique of modern U.S. society.)
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  • 42.
    People are always dying in the Times who don't seem to die in other papers, and they die at greater length and maybe even with a little more grace.
    (James Reston (b. 1909), U.S. journalist. New Leader (New York, Jan. 7, 1963).)
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  • 43.
    Some women, when they kiss, blush, some call the cops, some swear, some bite, some laugh, some cry. Me? I die. Die. I die inside when you kiss me.
    (Samuel Fuller (b. 1911), U.S. screenwriter. Cuddles (Dolores Dorn), Underworld U.S.A. (1961).)
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  • 44.
    I have heard a good many pretend that they are going to die; or that they have died, for aught that I know. Nonsense! I'll defy them to do it. They have n't got life enough in them.... Only half a dozen or so have died since the world began.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Plea for Captain John Brown" (1859), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 435, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 45.
    This event advertises me that there is such a fact as death,—the possibility of a man's dying. It seems as if no man had ever died in America before; for in order to die you must first have lived.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "A Plea for Captain John Brown" (1859), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 434, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 46.
    No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), U.S. author. "Notebook E," The Crack-Up, ed. Edmund Wilson (1945).)
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  • 47.
    There is in every one of us an unending see-saw between the will to live and the will to die.
    (Rebecca West (1892-1983), British author. The Strange Necessity, ch. 10 (1928).)
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  • 48.
    Dead niggers tell no tales; you go on or die!
    (Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1913), African American escaped slave and abolitionist. As quoted in Harriet, the Moses of Her People, by Sarah Bradford (1869). Bradford was the friend and first biographer of the great abolitionist and ex-slave who, after escaping to freedom, returned nineteen times to the South and ushered more than 300 other runaway slaves, including her parents and brothers, to freedom in the North. While carrying out these extremely dangerous missions, Tubman carried a revolver. Should one of her charges tire and refuse to go on, she would point it at the runaway's head and say this, knowing that to leave anyone behind would jeopardize her rescue program and could cost many lives.)
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  • 49.
    Children would die of terror if they knew the folly and ignorance of their caretakers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection, New York (1985).)
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  • 50.
    Just like those who are incurably ill, the aged know everything about their dying except exactly when.
    (Philip Roth (b. 1933), U.S. novelist. The Facts, opening letter to Zuckerman (1988).)
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